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From Ross Gerbasi <>
Subject Re: Android Wear + Cordova
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:35:13 GMT
Yeah thats a good call on waiting until we get something more solid. It
really does seem like right now all we can really do is show notifications
in the emulator, not super exciting.

I guess I can put together the beginnings of a wear plugin that allows for
notifications to go to the emulator from a JS app on your device, but I
don't think anyone will care much until it is expanded upon.

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:03 AM, Ross Gerbasi <> wrote:
> > Alright on it ;) I am starting to think this is not the case though for
> > Android Wear (the webview anyway)  As I have been reading through the
> > Getting started guide here it says
> >
> > *Caution:* Do not install apps on the Android Wear emulator. The system
> > does not support traditional Android apps and the result of running such
> > apps is unpredictable.
> Yeah, the emulator is stripped down for only notifications for now.
> This is most likely on purpose because the Android team doesn't know
> how things will work yet.
> >
> > I am starting to see that wear is simply a receiver for things (mainly
> > notifications) from an App. With the ability to send a response backlike
> > what button was clicked or what text to speech thingy you said. If anyone
> > else has looked into this more please tell me if I am off track, but I
> > believe this will be very simple to add cordova support via a plugin. We
> > will simply add the wear jar library and abstract out all the "send
> > notification" magic to allow javascript to send those along.
> >
> We should have a notifications plugin on Android, but I don't think it
> should be core.
> Honestly, we should wait until there's a real device and there's more
> information.  I primarily see the value of Android Wear as a
> Garmin/FitBit Killer in that this device will most likely replace your
> FitBit, your GPS watch and may have a heart rate monitor.  Of course,
> you need access to the device to see if you can access the
> accelerometer and Heart Rate Monitor.  Right now, Google has only
> exposed the ability to push notifications up to users, which IMO is
> pretty meh. If you use the Beta app and enable notifications, the
> notifications already get pushed up.  I was already able to launch G+
> and Ingress from the emulator.
> But yeah, I wish I knew people at LG and Motorola.

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